I guess I'm not in the norm of how I have approached my teaching to my children. My kids are 10 and 8 and 5 months. My 10 year old and 8 year old know everything they have ever wanted to know on sex and their bodies, if they had questions I answered them in proper terms and not slang. We went to library and got books if they wanted. They watched the miracle of birth on tv. My son found out early on how his body worked and I just taught him that his body was his and if wanted to touch it he needed to do it in his room, use proper hygiene after and that it was a private thing and not for others to know about or see. I've never had a problem with my children. I take the same frank approach on life topics, about homosexuality, violence on the news and whatever other questions they have. They have been the ones to correct their friends on the very wrong information thei friends were spreading and yes at 10 and 8 they talk in school. They do a lot in school and if you think otherwise ur mistaken. I've been a nurse for 16 years, I've worked in elementaries and middleschools, the things these kids are doing would baffle u. Not all kids I know, there will always be those who don't engage but as a norm this age group is curious. I wanted my children to get the proper information, I want them to know about themselves and not be talked into things bc they don't know. I've been thanked by many parents for my kids talking to theirs bc they didn't have to (sad bc it really should be what the parent does) I have never had a negative reaction til I answered a post here on CM. I have been inboxed and quoted that they found it disturbing my 8 year old could have masturbated already and many other very nasty things inboxed to me.
I feel sorry for these moms actually, first off for feeling they need to critisize me or badmouth me but for being so misinformed and I feel bad for the kids. Like I said I've been a nurse for a long time, I've asked pediatricians along the way including our own and they pride me for my take on this. My sons actions are completely normal and my daughter is unbelievably in tuneto her changing body and not scared of what's to come.
I'm sorry but I truely thought this was a place to open up to others and get feedback but I am truely finding women are using it to judge.
All I have to say is if you chose to judge me get ur facts into place before doing so.
Brightest Blessings to you and yours....
on Apr. 28, 2012 at 12:25 PM